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Dec 13, 2011 8:00pm EST
. the iran threat reduction act and iran-north korea-syria reform and modernization act and i urge my colleagues to vote yes on both. we know from history that ignoring the threats of leaders, ignoring their building up of capabilities to threaten the rest of the world, is done so at great peril and at great cost. . i urge my colleagues to support this important piece of legislation. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. kucinich: could i ask how much time all parties have remaining? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio has 93/4 minutes. the gentleman from california has six minutes. and the gentlelady from florida has 3 1/2 minutes. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. kucinich: i ask unanimous consent to include in the record an article from "arms control association" which states that the i.a.e.a. board resolution avoided direct censure of iran and did not declare iran to be in noncompliance with its activities. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. my mr. kucinich: my friend from oregon mentioned the question of oil
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Dec 12, 2011 8:00am PST
video surfacing in syria, showing a fresh round of violence over the weekend, leaving more than two dozen deaths. according to reports, tough to verify this stuff, but you can see it for yourself. what's happening today in that country really will give you pause. we have folks heading to the voting booth. the latest from there. >>> and why new reports about the newly crowned nbc milwaukee brewers outfielder ryan braun are disappointing many fans across this country. that's just ahead. ooh! see what anandra did? booking your flight and hotel at the same time gets you prices hotels and airlines won't let expedia show separately. book it. major wow factor! where you book matters. expedia. insurance ... but afraid you can't afford it? well, look how much insurance many people can get through selectquote for less than a dollar a day. selectquote found, rich, 37, a $500,000 policy for under $18 a month. even though dave, 43, takes meds to control his blood pressure, selectquote got him a $500,000 policy for under $28 a month. ellen, 47, got a $250,000 policy for under $20 a month. all it
Dec 7, 2011 4:00am PST
, vladimir putin's party lost a large bloc of cities. but will maintain a majority. >>> meanwhile, in syria, new video of that nation's ongoing rebellion, which has claimed as many as 4,000 lives since march. the u.s. is expanding contacts with the ruling regime. the ambassador of syria is returning to damascus after a six-week absence. and secretary of state clinton met with opposition leaders for a second time. and our reporting on -- >> in jail. pictures in libya of moammar gadhafi. >> our reporting on syria does not end here. look for barbara walters' exclusive interview with syria president bashar al assad later today. >>> officials confirm that drone that crashed inside iran over the weekend was one of a fleet of aircraft that had spied on iran for years. the surveillance was based an air base in afghanistan. experts aren't sure how much secret information the iranians might be able to glean from that drone. >>> the little cuban boy at the center of an international incident more than a decade ago is all grown up. elian gonzalez celebrated his 18th birthday yesterday. he spent part of
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Dec 6, 2011 4:00pm PST
in syria. reports of roving death squads now roving the streets. why is the unitedtates sending its ambassador back there? a live update ahead. >> shepard: well, we are in the mix now. secretary of state hillary clinton held a rare meeting in geneva, switzerland with members of syria's opposition today. and it happened as the syrian government reportedly continues to slaughter unarmed civilians. the united nations reports more than 4,000 civilians have died since the uprising began in march. syria has banned journalists from covering the blood shed, though some have gotten in. including reporter for sky news, which is our sister network in the united kingdom. he went undercover to witness the violence firsthand. here look. >> welcome to home. [gunfire] it's like this every day the snipers don't stop. nine people have died on this street corner this week. >> stewart ramsey of sky news. today, secretary clinton praised the syrian people for standing up to their president bashar assad's regime. >> i think syrians felt in exile and inside syria are behaving with great courage and commit
Dec 13, 2011 5:00am EST
are continuing to follow new developments in the up rest in syria as well. up next, it -- the unrest in syria as well. up next, it could be far more deadly than first thought. >>> the drow dropped 163 points. the nasdaq fell over 35 points. the sell offcontinues in aaron i can't with japan's nikkei losing more than 100 points. -- the dow dropped 163 points. we're back in a moment. ment.  ment.  and even though you do what you can to take care of f it, sometimes you want to give your immune system some support. try new airborne chewable tablets. each serving contains 14 vitamins, minerals and herbs... including zinc, echinacea, ginger, and a blast of vitamin c. it's the easy, great-tasting way to help support your immune system. airborne. in fast-acting effervescent formula, and new super-convenient chewable tablets! >>> a dramatic rise in the number of deaths in syria. the united nations now says 5,000 people have died in that brutal crackdown started in february. and the head of the human rights commission said 300 children are among the dead. she wants syria referred to the internationa
Dec 27, 2011 3:00am PST
toddler who vanished from her bed only days before christmas. >>> syria under siege. the bloody crackdown intensified. the army shelling its own people as the arab world steps in to try to end the slaughter of civilians. >>> and an all-out brawl at the mall. police with guns drawn, shoppers scrambling for exits. chaos after christmas on this "american morning." -- captions by vitac -- >>> good morning. it's tuesday, december 27th. this is "american morning." i'm alina cho along with ali velshi. good morning. >> good morning to you. >> we're so glad you're with us today. >> there's a lot going on. let's get right to it. starting in iowa. it's the place to be this morning. five top republicans plan to visits hawkeye state today. not going for the corn. seven day rees main until the iowa caucuses. the first in the nation, a nomination is up for grabs. cnn political director mark preston is live in des moines this morning. mark, the week begins with newt gingrich trying to distance himself once again, not from someone else, but from his own past. >> reporter: yeah. from his own
Dec 12, 2011 10:00am PST
recess. >>> tonight is the deadline reportedly set by syria for anti-government protesters in the city of hom to get back in line or else. an opposition group called the free syrian army fears a massacre if residents fail to turn in their weapons and give up military defectors as damascus is demanding. activists say security forces have killed 20 people nationwide today alone. officials haven't publicly acknowledged the deadline and have denied opposition claims that the city's being cut off from water, electricity and food. >>> as we just heard, live from the courthouse, the u.s. and iraq are marking an honorable end to an arduous war. president obama hosted iraqi prime minister nuri al maliki 19 days before the last american troops are due to be gone from iraqi soil. the president says it is time to honor sacrifices borne by troops and civilians of both nations and to start a normal relationship based on respect. >> today only several thousand troops remain there and more are coming home every day. this is the season of home comings and military families across america are being reun
Dec 7, 2011 3:00pm PST
activists used terms like delusional, insane, assad is amad man in denial of the situation in syria, all in reaction to his performance in that abc news interview when he denied ever ordering syrian security forces to punish anti-government demonstrators in which he claimed loss enjoy much of the support of the syrian population and in which he also claimed that syrian loyalists to the government were making up the bulk of the more than 40,000 people that have been killed since anti-government protests began last march. now, amid this chorus of criticism and the growing number of former syrian allies, the arab league, turkey, here, former close political allies that have now imposed sanctions against the syrian government, there is a strong show of support this week from the powerful lebanese shiite movement, hezbollah, where its leader, stood strongly by bashar al assad in a speech he gave in beirut tuesday. meanwhile the bloodletting has not stopped inside syria. fighting raging along the turkish/syrian border according to news sources, the syrian state news agency, and the anti-govern
Dec 23, 2011 8:00am PST
with this tax cut deal. 12:15 eastern you will see it right here. >>> let's go to syria where two suicide car bombs ripped through the capitol there. look. these bomgs exploded back to back outside heavily guarded intelligence buildings. the blasts came one day after an arab league team arrived to monitor the government's promise to end its crackdown on protesters. the government blames the bombings on terrorists but opposition sources say the president was behind these attacks. >>> duling demonstrations underway in egypt. the scene in tahrir square, you're seeing there protesters are demanding that the ruling military council transfer power to civilians. they're outraged over this week's brutal crackdown. >>> elsewhere in cairo hundreds of pro-military demonstrators gathered to voice their support for the ruling party. >>> reversal today from north korea north korea as it prepares for the funeral of its dear leader, kim jong il. it says it will accept private condolence delegations from south korea. the two countries technically are still at war. earlier in the week the secretive government
Dec 28, 2011 3:00am PST
very much. >>> the bloody crackdown in syria continues right under the noses are the arab league monitors who are in the country. they will visit two new towns at the center of the uprising. an opposition group says 14 more people killed. thousands in the streets to protest the al assad regime. a human rights group is accusing them of hiding hundreds in military sites. >>> iran is threatening to block the flow of crude l through the strait of hormuz that is driving oil prices up. every day some 15 million barrel of crude flow through the channel connecting the indian ocean and persian gulf. iran's vice president is warning that the strait will be blocked if the west following through on threats to impose sanctions on its crude exports. >> these are long-standing threats. the u.s. military patrols that area as well. >>> terrifying moments in new mexico. a police squad car crashes into a crowded restaurant. the officer loses control after being clipped by another car on the highway. the cruiser stopped in front of one of the fire pits right in front of kerosene and propane. the res
Dec 23, 2011 6:00am PST
in syria and that they've also witnessed the scene of the attack. no death toll and no casualty toll at this stage. syrian state television saying numerous people were injured and killed in these attacks. opposition figures in syria saying the regime is lying suggesting it's awfully convenient that these attacks come just one day after these members of the arab league have arrived and it really fits the narrative that the regime has been trying to say that they're fighting terrorism there and not trying to talk about the crackdown that's been going on against peaceful protesters. in the meantime, protests going on in several provinces and cities across syria. that's according to opposition protesters. protesters carrying signs mocking the protocol of blood, the protocol signed by the arab league and the syrian government for observers to go in and try to halt the violence. the protesters and activists say they believe this is just a stalling tactic and that the president of syria does not plan to stop his brutal crackdown any time soon. kyra? >> we've been watching these protests for
Dec 12, 2011 12:00pm EST
with the ap. >> thank you, mr. president, and mr. prime minister. in syria, you call for president assad to step down for the killing of its people, but prime minister maliki has warned that it could lead to a civil war that could destabilize the whole region. i wonder if you think that iraq is succumbing to iran's influence on this matter. speaking of iran, do you think it will weaken american national's pretty by discovering intelligence from the -- national security by discovering intelligence from tehe drone it has captured? prime minister, why have you not call for assad to step down for the slaughter of his people. >> the prime minister and i have discussed syria, and we should be that when this year in people being killed and are unable to express themselves, that is a problem. there is no disagreement there. i have expressed my outrage in how the syrian regime has been operating. i do believe that president assad missed an opportunity to reform his government, it chose the path of repression, and has continued to engage in repressive tactics. his capacity to regain legitimacy ins
Dec 30, 2011 8:00am PST
. >>> crowds defy danger and took to the streets in syria today. opposition groups call the rallies the crawl to freedom square. they urge demonstrators to defy sniper attacks to make their way to public gathering places. the opposition says 32 people were killed by security forces today. the uprising has prompted some soldiers to defect. >> translator: we got the orders in the army that went against my oath as a soldier. i had sworn to protect civilians, but when i saw what the government forces were doing to the people, i defected. >>> they say there will be no change in policy despite the death of kim jong il now replaced by his son. the state-run news agency put out a statement saying north koreans are insulted south korea didn't allow more people to attend kim's funeral. it says, the tears they shed will turn into a, quote, roar of revenge. >>> police in egypt stormed the offices of ten human rights and pro-democracy groups, some of which are u.s. funded. they took computers, other he electronics. the egyptian prosecutor's office says it's part of an illegal funding probe. the u.s. state
Dec 23, 2011 10:30pm EST
in syria falls apart. this is about one hour and 25 minutes. >> can i ask you to take your seats because we're going to start? good afternoon. i joined the middle east program at the woodrow wilson international center for scholars. welcome to today's meeting on enemies or allies in the new middle east, turkey, iran, and saudi arabia. this meeting is part of an ongoing series of meetings we have had for the whole year since the beginning of the revolutions in tunisia, egypt, libya, and yemen and also the ongoing events in syria. and bahrain. our speakers today are david ottaway, he is a senior scholar at the woodrow wilson center and the former cairo euro chief -- bureau chief for the washington post. i will be brief. david, the last paper, as part of our occasional series, was saudi arabia in the shadow of the arab revolt. we have a few copies left outside. we urge you to take one on your way out. our second speaker is a former fellow at the wilson center. he is a professor of international relations at the university. i just received a copy of his latest book, "iraq: its neighbors." witch
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Dec 31, 2011 1:00pm PST
no signs of letting up despite the presence of monitors from the arab league to ensure that syria's government ends their bloody crackdown. >> heather: prime minister nouri al-maliki says the u.s. troop withdrawal begins a new chapter for his country. they broadcast the ceremony in baghdad. praising iraqis for us on tings saddam hussein and urged his people to move forward in unity as the nation focuses on rebuilding. >> gregg: it has been a fairly big diplomatic year from iran's nuclear ambitions to the crisis in syria. his approach to international delaware over the past three years has, diplomacy has been different but has it paid off? what can we expect from the administration next year. former advisor of six secretary of states and can the america have another great president, author of a book. how would you assess his efforts at dialogue with adversaries? >> no speck spectacular failures or spectacular achievements. i thinkhave learned whether democrats or republicans that in the end at least these days its cruel and unforgiving world. there is a place for diplomacy and dial
Dec 12, 2011 5:00am EST
. we'll share the story of his daring escape. >>> syria in the headlines today. straight ahead, army defectors clash with pro-government troops in the ongoing violence. we're back in a moment. nt.  while some fiber ads use super models,, metamucil uses super hard working psyllium fiber, which gels to remove unsexy waste and reduce cholesterol. taking psyllium fiber won't make you a model but you should feel a little more super. metamucil. down with cholesterol. look. the mr. clean magic eraser kitchen scrubber. i heard it came from space. they have greasy messes in space? [ laughs ] well, not anymore, obviously. look how it cleans. just stop. [ male announcer ] mr. clean magic eraser kitchen scrubber. its clean is out of this world. >>> pro-government forces in syria have been battle defectors who left the army in the wake of the civil crackdown there. military vehicles were set on fire during the clashes on sunday. eight people were killed around the country. in the meantime, an act of protest has spilled across syria's borders for the first time in the nine-month uprising b a d
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Dec 5, 2011 8:00am PST
into a $14 million mess. look at that. syria may be send ago message to the world. we'll tell you why their annual war games, that's right, annual war games are raising some serious alarm. i'd race down that hill without a helmet. i took some steep risks in my teens. i'd never ride without one now. and since my doctor prescribed lipitor, i won't go without it for my high cholesterol and my risk of heart attack. why kid myself? diet and exercise weren't lowering my cholesterol enough. now i'm eating healthier, exercising more, taking lipitor. numbers don't lie. my cholesterol's stayed down. lipitor is fda approved to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients who have heart disease or risk factors for heart disease. it's backed by over 19 yes of research. [ femalannouncer ] lipitor is not for everyone, including people with liver problems and women who are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant. you need simple blood tests to check for liver problems. tell your doctor if you are taking other medications, or if you have any muscle pain or weakness. this may be a sign of a
Dec 21, 2011 8:00pm EST
it when it gets here. >> all right. and on syria, what do additional steps to pressure the assad regime mean? what are you talking about there specifically? >> the fact is -- of the matter is that we have throughout this process worked both unilaterally and collectively to increase pressure and isolation on the assad regime. what you've seen is a continuation of horrific acts of violence, needless violence, against the syrian people. and it's clear that every metric shows the situation is moving against assad. defections of the military are on the rise. diplomats have begun leaving their posts and coming out in support of the syrian opposition. the opposition is more unified and more inclusive. the regime has been cut off by the arab league, by its traditional allies and neighbors like turkey, and the regime is under increasing financial duress due to international sanctions and weak domestic economic policies. it is only a matter of time before this regime comes to an end. only fear is holding it together, and governing that is based on fear is always doomed to fail. >> are you talking
Dec 21, 2011 10:00am PST
a government-led massacre. >> let's go globe trekking. today we start in syria. what they call horrific massacres this week and calling on the u.n. security council to help protect civilians. we cannot ind penitently confirm the allegations. >> the japanese government and tokyo electric power company have unveiled a plan to decommission the damaged puck shee -- puthe plant was badly damaged from the earthquake and tsunami that hit in march. that disaster killed 15,000 and displaced another 80,000 who lived within a large radius from the plant. >>> and this piece of art work was stolen. this was displayed for more than 40 years and valued at more than $750,000. the piece was probably stolen to be sold as scrap metal for a few hundred bucks. it follows the surge in demand for copper leaving thieves to rob even war memorials. >> and this is the same charity princess diana supported. in 2009 he spent a night among the homeless during an event. bill clinton has said he didn't want to spend the remainder of his days wishing he was still president. we will hear from him in his own words about
Dec 31, 2011 11:00am PST
in auckland but heavy rain forced other cities to cancel outdoor celebrations. in syria, huge crowds are turning out across the country again today, an activist network based in syria says at least nine protesters died today killed in clashing with security forces. two opposition groups there reached a deal a few hours ago making a plan that charts a course for democracy in case syria's president steps down. >>> back in this country, customer complaints pushed verizon to drop its plan to start charging that $2 fee to pay bills. the nation's largest wireless company wanted to charge the extra couple bucks for one time payments online or by phone, but customers raised a stink and it didn't take long for verizon to listen up and drop the idea. >>> we're going to be following the republican contenders, live in iowa today as they crisscross that state, the contenders, 2012 starts right now. >> reporter: good afternoon and welcome from des moines, iowa this is the contenders 2012. i'm candy crowley. today you are going to hear from the republican candidates at their live events as they mak
Dec 23, 2011 4:30am EST
by syria's government has continued without let up, despite the arrival of arab league delegates. human rights activists say at least six people were killed in fresh attacks by government forces yesterday. amateur video shows black smoke and flames in one syrian city after alleged shelling by president al assad's forces. arab league arrived thursday ahead of monitors to assess whether the government is complying with a peace initiative. reports coming in from state-controlled syrian tv this morning which says, quote, terrorists, unquote, have attacked security facilities in damascus. >>> a look at other stories making news early today in america. police have tracked down a group of vandals all thanks to youtube. the video posted by the culprit show the crew of young criminals ransacking several stories. investigators brought in one teen for questioning who eventually identified the rest of the suspects. >>> southern california's notorious high-speed santa ana wind swept through yesterday, hammering several neighborhoods. wind gusts as high as 72 miles per hour were strong enough to rip
Dec 19, 2011 4:00pm PST
of hope that essentials will subside anytime in the near future. >> thank you. and now we go to syria where the government has signed an arab league agreement to stop the violence and allow international observers in to the country. do people really believe that this is true this time somewhat's been the reaction from people on the ground? >> just as soon as they signed the deal, activists inside syria were reporting at least 25 people killed by the pro government security forces. among them, two children. the syrian opposition thinks that the regime is maneuvering while more civilians will be killed. >> rima, thank you. and how to iraq where an arrest warrant has been issued for one its vice presidents.sunni government official is accused of orchestrating attacks. what's behind the charges? >> well, the charges are based on confessions on state television by three men said to be part of the vice president's personal security detail. the men confessed that at times they had direct orders from the vice president himself to carry out bombings and assassinations saying that they used the
Dec 26, 2011 4:00am PST
? >> well, iraq has adversaries there for whom the f-16s might prevent some attacks. syria is a great example, iran is a great example. they're not going to be the most sophisticated ones, they won't be able to attack israel or anything like that, but we're probably going to sell them to them, $10 billion worth. >> to a fragile government. >> yeah, separate issue altogether. and we have to have trainers there to make sure they're maintained properly and so on. it's a difficult situation, but i think we're going to do it. >> thank you so much. >> you bet. >>> a christmas tragedy in connecticut. a massive fire takes the lives of five people including three children. >>> and 2011 left congress bruised and battered. what lessons can lawmakers take forward to 2012? with the capital one venture card we get double miles on every purchase. dinner! [ garth ] we get double miles every time we use our card. and since double miles add up fast, we can bring the whole gang! it's hard to beat double miles! i want a mace, a sword, a... oww! [ male announcer ] get the venture card from capital one and
Dec 30, 2011 5:00am EST
around his son, kim jong-un, declaring him the supreme leader. >>> today in syria protesters are trying to organize giant demonstrations to show arab league officials just how bad things are in their country. yesterday government forces opened fire on protesters, killing at least 25 and injuring at least 100 more. demonstrators are upset with the arab league monitors saying they seem unsympathetic to the situation. since the citizen uprising in march, the united nations estimates that 5,000 people have been killed in clashes between police and protesters. >>> the first list of sears and kmart stores closing does not include any in the d.c. area. the closest is a grand essentials store in maryland. sears holdings announced earlier this week they would be closing more than 100 sears and kmart stores nationwide after poor holiday sales. the first list included 79 of those stores. >>> right now new york city is preparing to make sure that new year's eve, the celebration in times square, goes off without a hitch. today crews will test the new year's eve ball. workers placed the final panels
Dec 15, 2011 10:00pm EST
syria because it can easily transit iraq to send support, material into syria to back bashir assad, for example. >>> controversy tonight surrounding the first living marine awarded the medal of honor. according to a new report, the marine corps exaggerated or made up the story. sergeant dakota meyer was credited with savings lives of 23 american troops and 14 afghan sources in 2009. a journalist who survived that fight said while meyers was undoubtedly a hero, some of the details are not true. no response from the marine corps. >>> researchers say smoking could give your kids a deadly disease. >>> plus troops in the desert facing more than just human enemies, how a local woman's face cream helped our vets. >>> but first a sliver of good news for the job narcotic. fox business network's adam sha here -- job network. business network adam shapiro explains. >> the 30 year record mortgage down to 3.9%. meantime a sliver of good news for the job market, fewer americans applying for jobless benefits last week dropping to the lowest level in more than three years, but the news not so good
Dec 6, 2011 6:00am EST
're very worried about what's going to happen in sir. syria. if we want to counter the iranians, that would be the biggest blow to the iranians strategically that i can think of. >> i just, i think it's a very important question that you've put forward, and i think that the answer is in constant motion. um, because the region is changing dramatically. and, therefore, iranian calculations change dramatically. i think there's no question that the most interesting feeler that the iranians put out was in 2003 when we had smashed iraq in a war that put us on their doorstep. and even that feeler when i talked to people in iran in 2003 who were involved in putting it forward, they said, frankly, that it didn't are the full approval of the supreme leader, khamenei. so now we are in a totally different situation which iran has to calculate where it stands. um, i agree very much with the point put forward by professor menashri that the iranian regime right now is very much interested in its own survival and the survival of the elite. and if this is seen as a vehicle to help insure that future surviva
Dec 8, 2011 1:00am EST
to stop them early than to stop them late. [applause] on syria, the policy of the nine states should be to replace the assad regime. we should do everything we can call verbally to help the dissident rebel and help them defeat the assad government. it is a dictatorship of very small minority in a country that is largely sunni. it would be a significant blow to iran to lose syria and to lose assad. it is worth the risk. to break up the iranian relationship. >> i am a student at rutgers university in new jersey. i would like to ask about people who have concerns about your elect ability, they tend to focus not on your congressional record but were on the accusations of past ethics violations. how would you answer that in the scheme of its electability? >> i think nancy pelosi has done a lot to answer it in the last few days. the democrats filed 84 charges against me. 83 were dismissed. the only one that arrive was the fact that my lawyers had written a letter inaccurately and i signed it. the democrats refuse to compromise on that. she was one of the three democrats in the process of r
Dec 23, 2011 3:00am PST
bombers strike two government building in syria. this morning car bombs exploded outside security offices in damascus. syrian tv reports a number of military and civilian casualties. reports say the attacks bear the hallmark of al qaeda. >>> former senator john edwards hoping to delay his conspiracy trial because of what he calls an unexpected medical issue. the trial is supposed to begin next month, but edwards is asking for an additional 60 days. edwards is accused of using campaign money to hide his affair. >>> and the a series of earthquakes strikes christchurch, new zealand today. two 5.8 quakes each followed by aftershocks. at least two people hurt and roads hampered by falling rocks. >>> it's called tsa cares. a toll-free hot line to help travelers who have special medical needs. agents are going to answer questions about screening procedures and their going to attempt to coordinate checkpoint support. you can reach the hot line monday 24r50u friday, 9:00 to 9:00 eastern. the number, 855-787- 227. >>> well, that's the news you need to start your day. "american morning" back right a
Dec 21, 2011 1:00pm EST
. >> there were reports of five iranian engineers captured in syria working on a power plant. with the statement that he shared earlier today, you said you are condemning items of the syrian regime and calling for them to band against the regime. have you been speaking to your allies in the region to take stronger action against syria? especially with the iranians now in the country, it seems like things are wrapping up there. -- ramping up there. >> i would say with regard to syria, we have ratcheted up pressure on syria. you have seen the united states working with our partners, working with our allies, participating in an effort that has increased international isolation of syria. the steps we have taken have been pa pa all in one direction, if you will, which is to put pressure on syria, to make sure has lost control of his regime, to call on him to cease the violence and to begin a democratic transition in that country. we will continue to take the steps to pressure the regime to stop the crackdown. as we have seen by the reporting and by the international condemnation of what is happening
Dec 31, 2011 4:00pm EST
in syria. huge protest crowds are turning out across the country again today. and the death toll has grown. earlier today an activist network reported nine deaths in clashes with security forces. it has now changed the number of dead to at least 13. the united nations says more than 5,000 syrians have died since mid march. two opposition groups have reached a deal on a plan for democracy in case syria's president steps down. >>> back in this country, a magnitude 4.0 earthquake has rattled ohio near the urban centers of youngstown and warren. this same area has been the center of a lot of controversy over fracking, a method of getting natural gas out of shale rock. critics worry it could cause earthquakes and other damage. >>> and customers complained and verizon listened. the country's largest mobile phone provider is scrapping its $2 fee for customers to make a one-time bill payment. the movement sparked outrage from thousands of verizon customers for having to pay a fee to pay their bill. >>> and the new year will mean new lives for entertainers, russell brand and katy perry, the enterta
Dec 4, 2011 7:00am EST
, but it is very mindful of what iranian interests are. you see this in arab league of los about syria where the iraqis have voted against and abstain from putting sanctions on syria. there is a lot of concern that the influence will increase. my worry is that there will be a lot more violence. the saudis have been funding the groups and we may seek -- violence has never stopped in iraq. there have been explosions and suicide bombers, all that has continued. the question is whether the iraqi state will be strong enough to withstand these kinds of attacks and whether the iranians will exercise a somewhat lighter hand in iraq. syria is very important to this. if bashar al-assad goes down, they will need this iraq connection even more. we have given them a substitute for syria in a way by getting rid of saddam hussein. host: next call is from boca raton, florida. caller: i have the pleasure of speaking with you about a year or so ago. his calculus was that if they did develop a nuclear weapon, they would then wipe out israel. they also threatened the united states and europe. if israel did reta
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